A Tweet or Two























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  1. 1 MightyPamela
    October 14, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Or 20!

  2. 7 Dudette
    October 14, 2013 at 6:43 pm

  3. October 14, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Oi, you saying I can’t count?! Helllllllooooooo MightyP!

    • 11 MightyPamela
      October 14, 2013 at 6:48 pm

      Well, I saw the door fly open, so confess I didn’t stop to count. So it may be there is only a twEet or two, will get back to you on my erroneous supposition. (who do I sound like?) 😆

    • 13 MightyPamela
      October 14, 2013 at 6:57 pm

      My sincere apology, Chipsticks, I was so wrong to question you ~ 22! (twenty-two) (two-two) (two and twenty). Thank you very much for putting up with me; I, who haven’t a clue how much work y’all blogmasters put into each thread! Love you!

  4. 14 Anna
    October 14, 2013 at 6:43 pm


  5. 16 Anna Luc
    October 14, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Just wanted to say thank you to everyone a TOD for the great coverage of the shutdown. God bless!

  6. 19 utaustinliberal
    October 14, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    The tweet and picture about the demographic that supports Pres. Obama is so freaking awesome. THAT is exactly what the GOP is afraid of. Thanks Chips.

  7. October 14, 2013 at 6:54 pm

  8. 25 Dudette
    October 14, 2013 at 6:54 pm

  9. 29 Dudette
    October 14, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    • 30 99ts
      October 14, 2013 at 7:16 pm

      Sad story of the GOP – shame they didn’t do this to themselves in 2003

      • 31 MightyPamela
        October 15, 2013 at 12:02 am

        And so, they will go down in ‘hIstory’ as putting Al Queda out of a job? And that is something to be proud of??

        • 32 99ts
          October 15, 2013 at 12:09 am

          Palin & Gohmert believe it is something to be proud of – disgusting that anyone supports such dumb hate

          • 33 MightyPamela
            October 15, 2013 at 12:39 am

            What they fail so miserably to understand, is: everything they seek to destroy, is exactly everything they have always taken very much for granted.

  10. 34 Dudette
    October 14, 2013 at 7:01 pm


  11. October 14, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Afternoon Obots!

    Because I’m a filthy government worker, I had today off. And because there’s a very good chance that the missus will have gainful employment by noon tomorrow, we’ve been out enjoying her last day of sloth. I hope to be back in the swing of things by tomorrow with a couple of essays.

    • October 14, 2013 at 7:04 pm

      Greeeeeeat news LL, thrilled for Mrs LL! I’m almost too embarrassed to admit this: I’ve taken a week off work for Danny’s arrival 😕 I told you, people prepare less for the arrival of a child.

      • October 14, 2013 at 7:06 pm

        Ok, you’re talking to a couple which sends Stewie the wonderpup off to day care every day M-F. I’m not one to judge.

      • October 14, 2013 at 7:08 pm

        I can’t believe Danny’s arriving already! When you first announced it, it seemed like the wait would be forever…

        By the way – today is Canadian Thanksgiving (I’m sure some Canadians have already announced it – but this is my first chance to sneak online today) – so Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadians and Happy Columbus Day to all Federal Workers!

      • October 14, 2013 at 8:04 pm

        Do you have a Halloween outfit at the ready? Will he at least be wearing a Halloween collar? Will he have a ManU Rooney T-Shirt etc? Can’t wait! 😉

        • October 14, 2013 at 8:09 pm

          “Will he have a ManU Rooney T-Shirt …….”

          Now there’s an idea…..

          Wooooooooot!! 😎

          • October 14, 2013 at 8:12 pm

            Yes! At least while he’s small. Once Danny is full size it will be hard to find one big enough made for a dog! 😉

          • 45 Dudette
            October 14, 2013 at 8:12 pm

            🙂 Poor Danny has no idea what he’s in for! 🙂

            • October 14, 2013 at 8:26 pm

              Hey, what about me?? 😆

              • October 14, 2013 at 9:02 pm

                I understand! The first week we brought home Berry, “Bear”, our golden retriever, I kept him in bed with me, cuddled in my arms. Every time he wiggled, I got up and took him outside even though it rained every night. When his “Daddy” got home from his fishing trip he got a crate and has slept in one every night. Of course Daddy worked nights so I just kept the whole crate on the bed at nights. That only lasted two crates. 😉 it’s easy to remember he was born in 2009, the First Inauguration of our black president. You will remember Danny was born the year the first black President was inaugurated for his second term! 😎

    • 52 Dudette
      October 14, 2013 at 7:32 pm

      Yay! Congrats on the new job Missus LL! Enjoy your evening!

  12. 53 Dudette
    October 14, 2013 at 7:05 pm

  13. 54 99ts
    October 14, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Good morning Ms Chips and everyone – wow – I logged in to the previous thread – and it has taken me 40 minutes to get through it – you folks are on fire today with some great comments and links. It was just perfect that PBO was visiting a charity group – sure highlighted the waste of time that were the fools at the War Memorial yesterday – and Pierce set that discussion alight

    I was also reminded of my Mom’s theory of beating depression and worry – “Scrub Floors”. There were times when we had the cleanest floors in the country! I find it easier to come to TOD – you all help so much in stopping the worry.

    Markets just opened in my world – heading upwards – pleased that they think all is going well.

  14. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    October 14, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Are we supposed to be seeing “stars” – a Like button or something? I’m not. Sob.

  15. 56 Dudette
    October 14, 2013 at 7:09 pm

  16. October 14, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Thank you Chips for yet another fine collection of tweets and for including one of mine.

    As to Ezra Klein, I’ll RT anyone’s tweet(s) that take him to task for his wretchedness ….


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  18. October 14, 2013 at 7:12 pm

  19. 62 a4alice
    October 14, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    VC! If you’re around that was a brilliant find of louise slaughter taking that dude to task on how the gop changed that rule at the last minute. I thought i’d tweet it too and thank her for her service.

    Love these tweets Chips! That last one to Ezra Klein – what is UP with that guy? He’s like a Chicken Little squawking about the sky is falling – maybe him and Gibbs could find something to emowhine about. 😉

  20. 64 Dudette
    October 14, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Woooooot! 🙂

  21. October 14, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    • 66 susanne
      October 14, 2013 at 7:51 pm

      i think that’s a cup of tea in pbo’s hand–he’s taking it inside to flush it down the toilet.

      • 67 MightyPamela
        October 15, 2013 at 12:09 am

        I think it is an empty cup, and he enjoyed his tea very much. Thank you. Love that White House china, love that PBO drinks tea. Tea Party be warned, he will drink you up and piss you out. Just like I do! 😆

  22. October 14, 2013 at 7:15 pm

  23. 70 Dudette
    October 14, 2013 at 7:16 pm

  24. 71 Dudette
    October 14, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Devastating, horriblly sad story. Saw this picture and just lost it.


    • 73 0388jojothecat
      October 14, 2013 at 7:35 pm

      Losing a child to at the hands of a violent adult or anyone is horrible. I understand that the little boy that was killed was by another woman he was not aware or knew of this child? Still sad 🙂 to learn you lost a child you did not get a chance to know.

      • 74 0388jojothecat
        October 14, 2013 at 7:36 pm

        meant to use sad face, sorry : (

      • 75 Dudette
        October 14, 2013 at 7:42 pm

        Boyfriend of little one’s mother has been arrested

      • October 14, 2013 at 7:48 pm

        No, Adrian knew of the child. The mother went out to run an errand last Wed. and it was her boyfriend who abused him. I think the child died on Fri. Adrian Peterson and his family were there that day. Just from knowing the little I do I get the feeling a decision was made to take him off life support after Adrian Peterson’s visit. That is speculation on my part from the little I’ve read. The man is behind bars anyway.

    • 78 EDP4BHO
      October 14, 2013 at 7:36 pm

      So so sad. Yes, this is a sick world in part.

    • 79 dotster3
      October 14, 2013 at 7:50 pm

      That’s not the son who was killed. That son is alive and well and lives with him. The son who was killed, tragically, was a son he recently found out about, had never met, was planning to meet him when he learned he was in the hospital on life support.

      • October 14, 2013 at 7:59 pm

        You’re right. Forgot to add that. Not much has been published. I grew up not far from Sioux Falls, still have family there. It was hard for my niece to explain to her three boys about the violence of an adult.

      • 81 Dudette
        October 14, 2013 at 8:10 pm

        Thanks for the info dotster. Still so awful, that someone could do that to a two-year old. The hole under the jail isn’t deep enough that should be made for that cretin.

    • 84 jacquelineoboomer
      October 14, 2013 at 7:36 pm

      If that doesn’t look like Nazi Germany, I don’t know what does.

      • October 14, 2013 at 7:38 pm

        You are indeed looking at exactly the type of gutless creature that plutocratic fascists would prop up to ‘lead’ a pack of brown shirts and storm troopers ….

        • 86 jacquelineoboomer
          October 14, 2013 at 7:40 pm

          Horrible image. I wonder what kind of other damage Cruz will be able to do before he’s finally gone from the national stage.

      • 87 99ts
        October 14, 2013 at 8:06 pm

        And the woman who was with him – Madame Defarge – cackling as people die.

        • 88 jacquelineoboomer
          October 14, 2013 at 8:09 pm

          Unbelievable. And not far from the truth.

          Scary, isn’t it???

          • 89 99ts
            October 14, 2013 at 8:18 pm

            It is scary because of the influence they have on the sad and sorry group of poor & uneducated people who need the government to survive in a world which is often unkind to the poor and uneducated.

            It is also scary because the media gives these people a platform to spew their hate.

  25. 92 Dudette
    October 14, 2013 at 7:37 pm

  26. 93 desertflower
    October 14, 2013 at 7:41 pm
  27. 94 0388jojothecat
    October 14, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Someone posted an article about the roll out of the ACA is a failure but no examples. I was reading the comments and people who claimed to be real people who went on the website, plugged in their information and will be paying more. I am thinking these might be people who are in states with GOP Governor and Legislature who are making difficult. If this is true I am wondering if the 26 states that the Gov’t has to setup the exchanges and who do not expand medicare the insurance policies are still going to be high because the people who fall between the cracks will still go to the emergency for treatment since they can’t take advantage of the policies even with a supplement. I have not heard anyone here who had to pay more and they have pre-existing conditions. I wonder if these people are lying?

    • 95 kathryn kivett
      October 14, 2013 at 7:57 pm

      That is being reported here in NC b/c R’s rejected medicaid ….read Raleigh News and Observer…

    • 96 99ts
      October 14, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      They are probably people who have employer supplied health care – who would be expected to pay top rates under the ACA for equivalent cover – given that it is not designed for them to use. They also have added to the overload on the site – for no good reason.

      In the states refusing medicaid expansion – those who fall into the “gap” would have been uninsured prior to the ACA so would have no previous figure for comparison. They are the ones who will suffer the most under the current ACA and will no doubt be blaming the President as their state governments aided by the media will LIE about reality.

  28. 97 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 14, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Guess some from 1st term are suffering from a lact of love and attention; 1st Gibbs, now Ruth (RW) Marcus, WaPo, has an article up “Panetta rebukes Obama’s handling of shutdown” Had President Obama not won in 2008, the MF’rs would still be wandering in the wilderness.

    • 98 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      October 14, 2013 at 7:50 pm

      lact = lack

    • 99 theo67
      October 14, 2013 at 7:53 pm

      It’s disappointing to hear that Gibbs was also playing expert from the sidelines and piling on the President. Considering that President Obama used to rely on Gibbs to speak to the world on his behalf, this backstabbing is extra cruel and disloyal. I hate hearing that. I never doubted Panetta would backstab the President – I never really trusted him. But Gibbs? Sad.

      • 100 carolyn
        October 14, 2013 at 8:05 pm

        I remember being disappointed in Gibbs during his tenure as press secretary. His answers were frequently weak, and did not stand firm. I was glad when he left the job. Jay has been great. Gibbs could not think on his feet nearly as well as Jay, and was often caught unawares and thus made stupid remarks. I have a feeling he is now regretting his morning tirade. Panetta should shut up and stick to farming his almonds or whatever.

      • 101 WilTal
        October 14, 2013 at 9:27 pm

        Exactly Theo67. Gibbs immediately showed his true colors after joining MSNBC, when he revealed that he was instructed not to acknowledge or discuss the that drone program exist as White House Press Secretary. I was flabbergasted. (I said no, this can’t be Gibbs)…in my opinion, he didn’t have reveal this. I was finished right then and there (don’t even want to look at this backstabber).

    • 103 jacquelineoboomer
      October 14, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      Yes, I agree, the “MF’rs would still be wandering in the wilderness.” Great point! Ha!

      Panetta’s a Clintonista, but I’m very, very disappointed in Gibbs. Sounds like sour grapes on his part, and I don’t know why.

  29. 104 99ts
    October 14, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Pierce – on his best days – has no equal in the media


    “But lost in the existential terror that is a frustrated Lindsey Graham was a similar performance piece by Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny-starver from Wisconsin. The Senate failed to recognized that he had solved the whole problem — Just pretend you elected me and Mitt. Scoreboard! — and that made him angrier than he was that day in college when the Social Security check was late.”

    • October 14, 2013 at 7:47 pm

      Oh, I love him 99ts, he’s one of a kind!

      • 106 99ts
        October 14, 2013 at 8:21 pm

        He is on fire today – I’ve just read his piece calling out the media

        There is one reason and one reason alone why “Congress” is not “doing its job.” “Congress,” at the moment, is in the complete thrall of the Reign Of The Morons, now entering its third smash week. This is plain to everyone with eyes. This is plain to everyone who doesn’t think Paul Ryan to be a visionary, Ted Cruz to be a prophet, or Sarah Palin to be Cathleen ni fking Houlihan. The Republican party, as a perfect manifestation of everything it has been about since at least 1980, has determined to commit vandalism on the American political commonwealth. The Republican party, as a result of everything it has been about since at least 1980, has become fundamentally demented and has taken to screaming in the streets. David Gregory, quite simply, is too much of an abject chickenshit to acknowledge this fundamental reality.


  30. October 14, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Let’s hope that this GOP madness brings out qualified (and sane) Dems to challenge the GOP House, *especially* media favorites like Paul Ryan (who couldn’t carry his district in last year’s Presidential contest).

    Looks like his Dem challenger will be announcing next week. He’s only 35 years old, so an unknown quantity for our hapless and disgraceful MSM.

    Go, Dems 2014!

  31. 120 kathryn kivett
    October 14, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    I just don’t know what to say….my heart is broken by so much hate, ignorance, and vileness in this country. If a gang of AAs had stolen and piled government property in front of the White House and flown a Nazi flag and yelled obscenities at a WHITE President of the United States, they would have been shot first and asked questions after…….

  32. 122 jacquelineoboomer
    October 14, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Another emofucker hits Twitter:

  33. 132 Ladyhawke
    October 14, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Noam Scheiber ‏@noamscheiber 4m

    House loons wondring why they shut govt down to get nothing

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/14/us-government-shutdown_n_4096343.html?1381753124#518_republican-worries-what-were-getting-out-of-it …-

    Too hard on selves. Did get something–collapse in polls

    • 135 desertflower
      October 14, 2013 at 8:09 pm

      Lays all the votes out in plain sight….check it out. Arizona is represented by its fair share of wacko assholes…..my rep included!

  34. 136 Dudette
    October 14, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Pirate News

  35. 138 desertflower
    October 14, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Jeff Gauvin ‏@JeffersonObama 52s
    #POLLS Generic Congressional Vote —- PPP 10/4 – 10/6 1000 RV 46 41 = Democrats +5

    Jeff Gauvin ‏@JeffersonObama 2m
    #POLLS Generic Congressional Vote Rasmussen Reports Democrats 45, Republicans 38 Democrats +7

    If it actually comes to pass…I’ll send the loons a thank you card.

  36. 140 desertflower
    October 14, 2013 at 8:14 pm
    • 141 jacquelineoboomer
      October 14, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      One of the stories I saw recently which was incredibly heartwarming is that in some communities, responsible people are signing up homeless veterans for Obamacare. Maybe we can add “housing” to Obamacare, then food, etc. Reagan, in my view, is the one who caused our current-day homelessness problem, another one of his dastardly “achievements.” President Obama could do so much to assist all Americans, if WE give him the Democratic Congress he needs.

      • 142 99ts
        October 14, 2013 at 8:44 pm

        He no doubt followed Thatcher – the latter caused MASSIVE homelessness and a complete change in the housing market in the UK by allowing 1 generation to buy their council homes. Councils in the UK had provided housing at affordable rental for much of the 20th century – and Thatcher killed it in an instant.

        • October 14, 2013 at 8:48 pm

          + 1,000,000,000

          I try not to speak ill of the dead, but that woman ……..

        • 144 jacquelineoboomer
          October 14, 2013 at 8:50 pm

          If I had heard that at the time, I’d forgotten it. Wow, they were quite the pair, weren’t they? And I don’t believe either one exactly grew up in plush surroundings, themselves. It’s the “I’ve got mine” syndrome. Sickening.

          • 145 99ts
            October 14, 2013 at 8:58 pm

            She also tried to bring in a poll tax – so the poor, with large families would pay much more than the rich with no children. That eventually failed – massive & sometimes violent protests.

            She absolutely killed a way of life that had sustained the UK for most of the 20th century – just too sad – and as you say – she was the daughter of a “working man”.

            • 146 jacquelineoboomer
              October 14, 2013 at 9:04 pm

              Am I remembering correctly that she lived above a store front, and her family would have political discussions around the dinner table? Apparently, the concept of empathy in those discussions wasn’t mentioned. Sad. Thanks for all the info!

              • 147 99ts
                October 14, 2013 at 9:14 pm

                Her father was a butcher – so living above the store most likely – the political discussions – maybe – I was always loath to believe her stories.

                My knowledge comes mainly from the stories of friends who were the 10 pound poms who emigrated to Australia 1950s & 60s. (They paid 10 pounds – our govt paid the rest of their fare). I never met one who had a good word to say about Thatcher and what she did to the UK – everyone agreed that Thatcher and Reagan fed off each others actions.

                The 80s was when our mortgage went to 18% – I sure blamed them for that as well. This was the time we lived “paycheck to paycheck” which is why I can understand how those suffering in the shutdown must be feeling. We did not eat if we missed a paycheck.

                • 148 jacquelineoboomer
                  October 14, 2013 at 9:29 pm

                  We had some trying times when I was young – my father never lived up to his responsibilities after WWII, leaving my mother with three young girls to raise by herself … a tough thing to do back then, in the late ’40s, but she did it! My mother never “told us” we were poor, so we never felt we were missing anything. Later, of course, I realized we didn’t have much … when my mother brought us out of those times by being very successful in her career, and everything got so much better for us. Because of the way she handled it, I’m not sorry I went through it … at the very least, it gave me a certain empathy for others that the dreaded Reagan and Thatcher never seemed to have gotten.

                  • 149 99ts
                    October 14, 2013 at 10:13 pm

                    Your Mom cared – which was probably the most important thing in the world – we had a Dad who returned to us from the war – but there was little money – yet I only remember life being good. For many years we didn’t own a fridge – or a car – or a washing machine – I often wonder how my mom coped with all that – but she did – and kept us all together.

                    We remember the lessons of our youth – as does President Obama – and the world is better place because of his struggles – as opposed to the devastation of Reagan & Thatcher

  37. 150 Dudette
    October 14, 2013 at 8:20 pm

  38. 152 Dudette
    October 14, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    I don’t agree with this guy often, but THIS

    • 153 99ts
      October 14, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      The divine right to rule is republican thought – always has been – the RW in my world is exactly the same – and the media encourage it – always.

  39. 154 dotster3
    October 14, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Surprisingly, Senate confirmed today Chgo Atty. Andrea Wood as fed. judge. At age 40, she will be the youngest fed. ct. judge. Good news.

  40. 155 desertflower
    October 14, 2013 at 8:58 pm

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